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* Thermostat housing not secured tightly * Gasket damaged or not put on properly * No gasket sealant(Permatex, etc) applied to gasket * Radiator hose not secured tightly

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Q: What would cause coolant to leak around a new thermostat?
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Would a fauly thermostat cause coolant loss?

Yes it can. A faulty thermostat can cause overheating which will cause coolant to be pushed out of the system.

What can cause the thermostat housing to crack or leak oil?

If the thermostat was not installed correctly, the housing can crack but it would leak engine coolant not oil.

Is thermostat important in a car?

Yes, it controls the coolant flow around the engine block, without coolant the engine would overheat.

What would cause no circulation in radiator?

If the temp gauge reads normal and the engine is not overheating, the thermostat is doing its job. The thermostat maintains the coolant temp by opening and closing allowing the coolant to flow or not to flow. When it is closed the coolant doesn't circulate.

If a car has no thermostat what would cause it to overheat?


8 What would result if the thermostat were to be installed upside down Why?

If you look at the bottom of the thermostat you will see the spring wrapped around the valve that goes up & down to open & close the thermostat. The spring is made from heat sensitive metal and is what opens and closes the thermostat as it expands & contracts. If the thermostat is installed upside down, the spring will not be in the coolant and will not open until it gets hotter than the specified temp of the thermostat and could cause overheating problems and coolant flow issues.

Where does the coolant come out of the engine?

The normal direction of circulation in the coolant system would push the coolant out the thermostat opening.

What would cause the engine to overheat in a 1986 1.8L Hyundai excel?

low coolant ,froze thermostat ,leaks in hoses ,radiator

Coolant not getting hot enough for thermostat to open?

Usually this is not the case. It looks like a bad thermostat, because no way the coolant is not getting hot, but a rusted up thermostat would not open for the coolant to circulate. If I were you I will change the thermostat first than check the water pump.

What component regulates the temperature of the coolant in the engine?

That would be the thermostat.

What would cause a 92 jeep cherokee 4.0L to overheat?

Blocked radiator, low on coolant, stuck thermostat, air in cooling system

What would cause a 2000 Malibu 3100 V6 to overheat and expell coolant out over flow?

Check the lower intake gasket, or the thermostat...

What would cause your 1998 satrn sl car to run hot?

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How can you fix the heater on your 2002 Saturn?

First check the coolant level, a coolant leak would cause a heater to stop working- assuming you mean the blower is blowing but it isn't hot. A stuck thermostat will also cause you problems with your heat.

What would cause you not to have heat in a 1994 Chrysler LHS?

low coolant? Bad thermostat? heater core airbound? control cable not adjusted properly?

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Low coolant, stuck thermostat, inoperative radiator fan, failed water pump, etc.

What can cause a thermostat malfunction?

The primary cause of a thermostat malfunction is corrosion. It prevents the thermostat from opening and closing as it normally would.

Why my car is overheathing?

Ith low on coolant or has a sthuck closed thermostat.

What would cause your 95 Tahoe to overheatthen go back to cool?

A thermostat that was stuck then suddenly became unstuck might do that. If the coolant level and the rest of the cooling system seem OK, try replacing the thermostat.

What would cause a 1996 Ford Explorer Sport to run hot?

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check the water pump

What would cause a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse to lose power and over heat?

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Could be low on coolant, a stuck open thermostat or a partially blocked heater core.